Provide Vital Vocational Trade Skills Training

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Oct 13, 2010

Steady Progress, Successes and Opportunity to Extend Your Impact Through Matching Funds

Tailoring class
Tailoring class

It brings us great joy to share you with the progress and successes of this project.

The educational center, supported by this project, continues to cater for both educational and cultural needs of youths aged 14 to 35 years from the nearby communities of Wellington.   The center provides training for job skills in the following areas, computer literacy/operation, word processing, Gara Tie-Dying, Catering, Tailoring and hair dressing. It also provides an extensive interview training with participants, individually and in-group settings.


This year a total number of students that were enrolled sum up to sixty-three. Below is the breakdown:

1. Male       =   3
2. Female   =   60
3. Staff      =    10

i. Hair dressing =  21 students
ii. Tailoring  = 25 student
iii. Catering  = 5 students
iv. Gara tie dying = 12 students


Going through the program successfully, 20 students would be graduating from the center this April. After which, they would be sent to different places of work for their job training. Arrangements have already been made and the relevant authorities intimated.

Six former trainees from the center have been hired on as paid staff in some established businesses. Another ten of them have opened their shops and run by them. Thanks for the tool kits they all received.  Also two participants are now working at ARIK traveling and the Marine time agency have sent their letters of appreciation to the office for the impact the computer training had on them.


Thanks and Matching Opportunity
We would also like to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge and thank you for your support that has enabled us to accomplish the above.  We deeply appreciate your support.

We appreciate your on-going assistance as we forge ahead.  The current Matching opportunity on GlobalGiving provides a great opportunity to extend the impact of your donations where every donation made to this project, will be matched at the following scale:

$10 - $499   ->  30% match
$500 - $999  ->  40% match
$1,000 - $2,500   - >  50% match

The campaign will run until October 21st or until all matching funds ($100,000) are used. Donate now before the matching funds run out!

Thanks for your on-going support and best wishes


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Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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